'The Pathology of Practice,' A Short Story

St. Thomas Law Review, Vol. 8, p. 215, 1995

13 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2011


This short story tells the tale of attorney Tom Amos. At thirty-six, Tom is a prosperous litigator and a partner at his firm. With professional success, a wealthy and well-connected wife, and a baby daughter, Tom seemingly has everything he had ever wanted, or at least spent his entire life struggling so hard to achieve. Unfortunately, Tom’s life is not as perfect as it seems. Confusion and emotional chaos come to Tom in the form of Kay McAndrews - his beautiful client in a divorce case. The demons of Tom’s past come home to roost, and with tragic consequences.

Keywords: narrative, professionalism, legal profession, practice, litigation, legal culture

Suggested Citation

Meyer, Philip N., 'The Pathology of Practice,' A Short Story. St. Thomas Law Review, Vol. 8, p. 215, 1995, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1794090

Philip N. Meyer (Contact Author)

Vermont Law School ( email )

68 North Windsor Street
P.O. Box 60
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States

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